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Think about the last time you bit into a sweet, juicy apple. Or enjoyed a scenic stroll down a street lined with blossoming trees.

Then thank the bees.

Without bees, many plants would die off. A large amount of crops that are pollinated by bees, such as almonds, cucumbers, and berries, would suffer.

As you can see, we owe much to the bees and other pollinators that work to keep the environment thriving.

Sadly, bee populations, and especially honeybee populations, have been decreasing in size. This decline is due to a lot of factors, such as pesticides, diseases, air pollution, and even litter.

The good news is that you can change this! Here are some ideas for you:

  1. Clean up! Obviously, bees and other pollinators do not flourish in littered and polluted areas. Keep your yard and neighborhood clean and litter-free. You can do this by joining or hosting a cleanup!
  2. Get involved in a beautification activity. Transform a neglected area into a thriving landscape that will attract environment-friendly creatures.
  3. You can also check out this list of plants that are healthy for bees. Try brightening up your yard this summer with these colorful, bee-attracting flowers!

Part of keeping our environment healthy is preserving the bee population. Let’s help the bees as they help keep Prince William beautiful and flourishing!